Nuno Espirito Santo had got off to a great start at Tottenham, winning each of their opening three Premier League games 1-0 to lead the table ahead of the international break (including one against Wolves). However, since the return, the north London side have struggled. The poor run started with a 3-0 defeat away to Crystal Palace and continued as they were held to a 2-2 draw in the opening game of their Europa Conference League group stage against Rennes. Then, at the weekend, a second consecutive 3-0 defeat came in a London derby, this time at home to Chelsea. Now, they will be looking to stop the rot against Espirito Santo’s former side.
Life after Espirito Santo has not been fun for Wolves, who have struggled to get going under Bruno Lage. In the complete reverse of Tottenham, Wolves lost all of their three opening Premier League games 1-0, going into the international break pointless and without a goal. They returned with a big 2-0 win over Watford but the bounce was short-lived as Brentford left Molineux with a 2-0 win at the weekend. Wolves did find some solace in their early losing streak, beating Nottingham Forest 4-0 in the EFL Cup second round, but that has been the only real high of their campaign so far.
Wolves vs Tottenham: Match Stats
Neither of these two sides are in form, but Tottenham may feel they are in a better position to reach the fourth round than their hosts. Espirito Santo’s men have won four matches so far this season, including Europa Conference League qualifying and got the upper hand in the previous meeting between these two sides.
Although Tottenham’s past three games have brought 10 goals, a second match against Wolves is unlikely to bring that excitement, especially given the two sides’ form. The hosts have failed to score in four of their six games across all competitions, while Tottenham are without a goal in two of their past three.
Wolves vs Tottenham: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Wolves 0-1 Tottenham
Wolves vs Tottenham: Odds
Wolves vs Tottenham: Head to Head
22 August 2021 – Wolves 1-0 Tottenham – Premier League
16 May 2021 – Tottenham 2-0 Wolves – Premier League
27 Dec 2021 – Wolves 1-1 Tottenham – Premier League
01 Mar 2020 – Tottenham 2-3 Wolves – Premier League
15 Dec 2019 – Wolves 1-2 Tottenham – Premier League
Tottenham are unbeaten in their past three meetings with Wolves, including that 1-0 win in the Premier League earlier this season in which Dele Alli scored the only goal from the penalty spot. That was the first meeting between Wolves and Tottenham since Nuno Espirito Santo made the switch from the Midlands to north London over the summer.